3 English Phrasal Verbs With 'SCREW'

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We have definitions for 3 phrasal verbs with 'SCREW'

3 phrasal verbs with 'SCREW'

Screw around

  1. Waste time
    (Intransitive | American English)
    » Example: He spent the afternoon SCREWING AROUD and got nothing done.
  2. Be sexually promiscuous
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: He SCREWED AROUND a lot at university.

Screw over

  1. Treat harshly or cheat
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: The IRS really SCREWED him OVER.

Screw up

  1. Do badly or fail
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: David SCREWED UP his oral exam but still managed to scrape a pass.

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